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system that some say is a violation of privacy. >> this is 7news "today in new england." >> thunder, lightning, strong winds and heavy rain, storms rolling across parts of the area. thousands of home without power this morning. thank you so much for waking up with us. i'm ryan schulteis in for christa delcamp. >> sarah: and i'm sarah french. today's big store try weather. let's go to chris lambert. >> chris: a lot of wind at the low levels of a from the coming through. so we've had enough support wind-wise and profile-wise to create isolated see convenient wealth across southern new england. middlesex county, a tornado warning through about 3:00, 4:00 a.m. damage out of parts of concord, sudbury and marlborough, as well. marshfield soaking rain. no more warnings in place. there is no severe thunderstorm warning. no tornado warning in place at this hour. we continue to track rain across mostly southeastern mass and cape ann at this point.
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it. we're in the talking about all day. this is it. one this exits stage east, all is quiet here for several days to come. 69 degrees in boston. upper 70s across the cape. there's a lot of low humidity. toronto dew point down to 50. that's the low humidity that will be working on in as we go throughout the day. bitter breeze out of the northwest, as well, but a very comfortable feel to the air. once these showers and storms exit off of t more on forecast ahead. >> sarah: we have team 7 coverage of this severe weather. crews are taking a look at the damage. >> ryan: concord one of the areas hardest hit by these storms. that's where we find jennifer eagan. jen, what are you seeing out there? >> jennifer: this is hawthorne lane. there is significant damage. this large tree in this person's from the yarlt was uprooted. you can probably see that it
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power lines here. concord has their own private light department. concord municipal light. the police officers who we spoke to so far say they're not 100% sure that the electricity has been cut to those wires, but the light department is here on scene right now. no reports of any injuries here in concord that we know of at this point. but there is some pretty significant damage, especially here on hawthorne lane. from what we understand, this is the most significant damage in this area. we've seen that the homeowner is we've been here so far. we also from what we understand, the national weather service will be in the area not 100% sure they're going to be right here to survey the damage, but they will likely be taking a look at what kind of storm exactly blew through this area. live in concord, jennifer eagan, 7news "today in new england." >> ryan: thank you so much, jennifer. reports of damage across several towns. >> sarah: also power is out to thousands. 7's kris anderson is driving and
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kris? >> kris: all right. sarah, good morning to you. good morning to ryan. we are making our way out to the marlborough section of middlesex county now. lingering showers still falling from the sky right now, but we're getting some reports into te marlborough area, trees down, maybe some power lines down, as well. we know some power is out in the marlborough area and other parts of the middlesex county. we're making our way up to take a look at the damage and see what we're dealing with up there this morning. we have seen several pictures posted of trees so once we get on the scene, we'll be able to survey it better and brin you some live pictures coming up later this morning here on 7news "today in new england." but again, the rain still falling here as we head up to marlborough this morning. we'll bring you a recap of the area and show you some of the damage later this morning. >> sarah: thanks, kris. time now for fast track traffic with danielle gersh. how is this going to affect people on the roads this
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we're not seeing any major issues on the main roadways. on the secondary roads, be very careful. watch for downed trees and ponding on the roadways. ten minutes from braintree to ?boston. you'll probably want to give yourself more time than that. be careful this morning. routes 3, 24 and 95 all looking good. the pike, problem-free heading in and out of town. not too many construction crews out this morning either because the rain we have last night. 93 heading into town all green. we're not watching my major delays, and no issues on route times if you're getting ready to head out the door. ten minutes on the expressway. 12 minutes into town on the pike from 128 and 93 southbound. 128 to the zakim bridge 11 minutes. both the "t" and commuter rail expected the start the morning on schedule. back to you, guys. >> ryan: police in winchester are searching for answers after finding a woman dead inside the home. this morning they're expected back at the home. >> sarah: police looking for any clues into how this woman died. john cuoco has the latest on the investigation. >> john: investigators inside
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winchester. the middlesex district attorney's office says an elderly woman was found unresponsive here at around 2:00 p.m. sunday afternoon. the district attorney's office says the woman was taken to leahy clinic where she was pronounced dead. according to neighbors, the two people who live in the home are a married couple both in their 70s. >> they were lovely, lovely. she was terrific. >> i was very surprised because they are just a very, very sweet couple that were great neighbors over the >> jon: state and local police spent hours at the house, searching for any and all evidence, focusing around the area around the front window. the district attorney's office calling this an open investigation. >> they seemed very close, a nice family and the whole thing. >> john: last night the district attorney's office was holding become on releasing any more information until they could reach the family. live in winchester, john cuoco, 7news "today in new england." >> sarah: happening today, the suspect accused of attacking a
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will face a judge. police say the suspect stabbed man in the neck outside jake n joes late thursday night. officers arrested the alleged attacker on friday. the victim suffered life-threatening injuries. police are still investigating what led up to the stabbing. also happening today, man will appear in court after a serious crash in lynn. police say the suspect was drunk friday night when he slammed his car into a telephone pole, sending sparks flying. investigators say they chased the man down after he tried to run off. power. the man has been charged with drunk driving. >> christa: new this morning a new system to collect tolls on i-90 is lnl set to go online, but the new system will have several possible uses. now, according to the "globe," the new system will let you know when certain cars drive underneath structures on the mass pike. when certain plates pass under the structure, alerts will be sent to law enforcement.
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aclu is concerned this could lied the privacy issues. >> sarah: new details about the fabricated robbery claim made by ryan lochte and fellow u.s. swimmers. lochte has apologized and says he exaggerated what happened during the incident in rio last week. lochte's full interview with matt lauer is set to air on the "today show" later on this morning. the 32-year-old initially says he and his teammates were robbed at gunpoint. but brazilian police say the swimmers vandalized a gas station bathroom a confronted them moments later. >> i'm embarrassed. for myself, my family, especially those guys, u.s.a. swimming. the whole olympic games. everyone watching. and it's just... i was immature and i made a stupid mistake. i'm human. i made a mistake and i definitely learned from this.
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u.s.a. swimming will determine whether the swimmers will face fines or suspension. this morning the olympic flame has been extinguished after the final day of competition. a jaw-dropping closing ceremony rio style. that part of the story is coming up in about ten minutes. >> ryan: happening today city officials and the boston teachers union will continue contract talks. the two sides will discuss lengthening the school day, changing the teaching evaluation system and replacing pay raises for teachers. officials say the changes will be important for the city's public schools to compete with charter schools. the teachers' current contract expires next week. and mbta janitors are planning to protest at a mass.meeting today. officials say they are demanding that governor charlie waker stop staffing cuts. as many as 100 people could lose their jobs. >> sarah: in the race for the white house now, a hearing will be held today on hillary clinton's e-mail controversy. the hearing will address a
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group's lawsuit concerning clinton's use of a private servinger during her time as secretary of state. a judge has issued an order requiring the democratic nominee to answer questions about her e-mails. the group is seeking all of her e-mails from 2009 through 2013. after spending another summer vacation on martha's vineyard, president obama is back in washington, d.c., this morning. the first family returned to the white house on sunday night. president obama and his family spent the last two vineyard. >> ryan: we're off to a busy star. still ahead, party bus kills two in east boston. how the company is responding to that tragic crash. >> sarah: and new details about the death of prince. what pills were seized from the home of the superstar. >> chris: very active weather overnight and early this morning. we transition to quiet weather. no warnings in place right now. we did have a tornado warning earlier this morning in parts of
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>> danielle: and ponding on the roads certainly a concern. we aren't watching any major issues, but certainly give yourself extra time in you're getting ready to head out the door. both the "t" and commuter rail
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>> sarah: 5:13 this morning. to damage after strong storms blew through overnight. in concord trees are down. thousands of homes and businesses are starting the day without power. a crazy storm system that rolled through overnight. >> ryan: tons of rain. driving in this morning, you could see puddling all over the place, and you could see it hitting the houses. >> sarah: and you forget how easy it is to hydroplane. >> chris: many towns picking up close to an inch of water in
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warnings in place. no tornado warnings in place. the tornado warning was between 3:00 and 4:00 a.m. in middlesex county. two separate warnings came out. boston, still some scattered downpour. steady light rain duxbury to buzzards bay. tropical downpours south of the vineyard and nantucket. we'll keep an eye on these right now. the velocity scan doesn't show any rotation with any of these cells drifting off to place that. was a different story early this morning. want to take you back to 2:30, 3:00 a.m. this was the back edge of the line of thunderstorms that went on through. you notice on this back edge that one cell that went through metro west had that little hook to it on the back side. there wasn't a lot of lightning with this system, but in a tropical air mass, we have tons of humidity. the cloud base on these thunderstorms tend to be really low. so any time you get rotation, you have a lot of curvature,
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can briefly get a tornado here. there was a tornado warning. i'm getting reports of damage. so the national weather service will go out and see what happens. we had reports of scattered damage from concord to sudbury and marlborough. close to maynard and sudbury, you see that hook in there. then as that notch went over concord here, that continued into the bedford area. right over concord, we had some of these brighter redsho green. so certainly rotation with it and some stronger winds aloft. we'll see what comes out of that once the national weather service surveys that area. worcester picking up over an inch of rain. boston a much-needed three-quarters of an inch. so i guess the beneficial side of this was the rain. you don't want to see the severe weather. you don't want to see tornado warnings come out, but we certainly need the rain, you know that, with this ongoing drought situation. after this i don't see much
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through new york and the great lakes. nothing going on in terms of precipitation. 67 in boston. 63 in worcester. the dew point is lower from west to east for the day. this is a bone-dry air mass coming in. in fact, a touch of fall overnight tonight. wouldn't be surprised to see a few of the suburbs dip into the upper 40s. i think we'll be in the upper 50s in boston and then on wednesday we begin to warm up in the afternoon. but much of the time on the dry side, even thursday i 7news, 84 this afternoon. gusty. mid-70s in the worcester hills. should be about 8082 in boston. 84 down through southeastern mass. on -- 7 on 7 forecast, much of that is done from boston on west as we speak. can't rule out an isolated shower or thunderstorm on friday. much of the time, though, it's going to be dry, including heading into next weekend. guys? >> we're heading into the olympics zone for one last
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party at the rio games. howling winds and intermittent rain added drama and atmosphere the a dazzling display of sound and rhythm. just look at. this amazing. after weeks of fierce competition, a chance to wind down, join together and celebrate. and who better to lead team u.s.a. than simone biles. as the closing ceremony ended, performers from tokyo took the stage offering a glimpse of the 2020 summer games. needhas some fun at the closing ceremonies. instagraming this photo eating some popcorn with teammates. and posting this photo with some of her fellow silver medal recipients. and local judo fighter kayla harrison, who won gold in rio, posting this photo on instagram, calling her final closing ceremonies "so very bittersweet." >> ryan: the u.s. men's basketball team grabbing the gold in dominant fashion, taking home one of the final medals handed out in rio. in the end a dominant
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taking home more medals than any other country. >> sarah: amazing. and those medals piled up until the last minute of action. nancy chen has a recap from rio. >> nancy: before the closing ceremony, there were a few more medals to hand out. a strong finish by team u.s.a. on the final day of competition. team u.s.a. claiming their third straight gold and all the glory. >> he's going to put it down. >> nancy: the americans in total control on the court. serbia didn't stand a chance. >> stuck with it. we stuck with it. i'm here today. three gold medals later. >> down the line. >> nancy: call it a comeback. u.s. men's volleyball team rallying against russia to get the bronze, trailing 2 sets to 1, the team battled back, setting it to a fifth set. with one final spike by matt anderson, they secured their spot on the podium.
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u.s. boxer won back-to-back olympic gold medals. once it was over, the defending olympic champion celebrated with a cartwheel. >> i'm one of the great boxers that ever lived. i'm a two-time olympic gold medalist. oh, my god. >> nancy: on the podium, shields proudly pulled her london medal around her pocket and hung it around her neck with a new one. on the matt, kyle snyder took gold in the men's free style tournament to become the youngest champion in u.s. history. the bronze medal wrestling match was met with a unique protest. >> i've never seen anything like this. >> nancy: after it was ruled the mongolian wrestler lost, two coaches took off their clothing, throwing them to the math in disgust. as for the medal count, the united states finished first with 46 gold and 121 overall. in rio, nancy chen, 7news. >> ryan: team u.s.a.
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medals, the most for a u.s. team in non-boycotted games. china finished second and britain third. such an amazing games. >> sarah: it was so much fun to watch. >> ryan: nancy did a great job there. >> sarah: a long couple weeks. >> ryan: she's going to take a vacation i bet. >> sarah: up next on 7news, a second surgery. a key player the patriots will be without, and why he's going back under the knife. >> ryan: steven tyler fires back performance. fios is not cable. we're wired differently. so we wired the wagner's house with 100 meg internet. which means that in the time it takes mr. wagner to pour a 20 oz. cup of coffee, tommy can download 30 songs, and jan can upload 120 photos. 12 seconds. that's the power of fiber optics. and right now you can get 100 meg internet
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>> sarah: now at 5:30, struck in the street. a woman dead after being hit by party bus in east boston. how the bus company is now responding to the tragedy. >> ryan: a maine town on alert. a large snake spotted earlier this summer may be smithering around. >> sarah: and steven tyler giving disney world the thumbs-up. why the theme park digitally altered his hand at an attraction. >> ryan: i'm ryan schulteis. >> sarah: and i'm christa delcamp.
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particleborough where crews have been cleaning up overnight. let's get over the chris lambert to talk about the damage and what we can expect for the rest of the day. >> chris: a couple tornado warnings came out between 3:00 and 4:00 a.m. that's where we're seeing the damage from marlborough and also concord. the national weather service will see if that was straight line wind damage or tornado damage later this morning. right now no warnings in place. rainfall down through plymouth county, worcester county, a couple downpours across the cape. we'll keep an eye on that. what happened early on the back side of the line through, real close you can see that little hook that started right around marl br and continued right through concord. as that cell went on through, it produced that damage from marlborough to concord. spotty damage at that. so it wasn't a consistent line through the whole entire area. but even sometimes when you get a tornado, if indeed this was a case, it can briefly touch down, lift back up, and touch down again. we'll have to see what kind of damage comes out of that, whether the tree and the damage are all blowing in one direction
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turns. 60s now. temperature-wise. low 70s down through the cape and the islands. much lower humidity. a quiet day ahead of us. breeze and sunshine returns. guys? >> sarah: we have team 7 coverage of that severe weather. crews are making their way out the get a look at the damage done. >> sarah: concord one of the hardest hit areas. jennifer eagan has been out there all morning long. jen, what do you see right now? >> jennifer: this is hawthor front yard was uprooted. it came down on some power lines in from the of the property. from what we understand, no reports of any injuries this morning, but some pretty significant damage through this area. according to the national weather service, some of the most significant damage in the state was in marlborough and here in concord. they put out a list of some of the damage in this area, and it includes streets around here, things like trees down and damage to telephone poles. now, concord has their own private light department. concord municipal light.
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flashlights looking around as they try and survey the damage here and figure out how they're going to get everything of coursed up. we've seen the homeowner here this morning. she was out in the front yard earlier. again, no reports of any injuries here, but some pretty significant damage. and speaking of the national weather service, too, from what we understand, they will be out surveying the damage likely in this area to try and figure out exactly what kind of storm this was. live in concord, jennifer eagan, 7news "today in new england." jennifer. there are reports of damage across several towns. >> sarah: crews, as you can see, are cleaning up. kris anderson is live in marlborough with how things are looking there. kris? >> kris: sarah, we're on curtis street in marlborough right now, one of the areas where they've seen some damage here. take a look behind me. gentlemen are just cleaning up some debris that spilled across the roadway here. this tree, part of it came crashing down and was covering the roads. if you look further over this
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following me now, you see the power line is down. right now they're clearing up this tree debris, getting it off the roadways and waiting for national grid to come in and fix the wire to make it back over to the house behind me over here. they're going to connect that electricity back to them. no real power outages in this area. they did shut down that one little section there, that line, so that crews can come in here and work safely. there are some other areas in marlborough where we're heading now where there's even more damage to more trees down and parts of this area and parts of this community that do not rolled through here overnight. so this is the situation here on curtis street in marlborough. we'll head over to a couple different areas and bring you a full recap coming up in about 30 minutes on 7news "today in new england." that's the latest live in marlborough, kris anderson, 7 news. >> ryan: time now for fast track traffic with danielle gersh. >> danielle: thanks, ryan. as you've been see, secondary roadways not looing too good. we're not seeing any major issues on the main roads heading into town.
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we're already watching a few accidents out there. one is on route 1 northbound at western avenue. there braintree to boston northbound on the expressway, 15 minutes. so not too bad. but give yourself some extra time this morning, slowing down a little bit around the braintree split. routes 3, 24 and 95 all looking good. we're watching another accident, this is 495 northbound, that's the pike there. the rest of your ride into town on the pike mostly green, though, and then we're not watching any issues on route 2 or route 3. let's check those drive northbound on the expressway. 12 minutes into town on the pike from 128. 93 southbound, 128 to the zakim bridge 11 minutes. both the "t" and commuter rail running on schedule this morning. back to you, guys. >> ryan: right now police are piecing together the final moments of a deadly drive in east boston. one person killed after being hit by party bus. the second person was hurt and sale to the hospital. this morning we're now hearing from the bus company. blue lights and crime scene tape
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collide. boston police say they got a 911 call around 2:00 a.m. with reports of two people hurt along the highway. but by the time police arrived, one of those two victims was dead. the other hurt and rushed to the hospital. investigators closed down the road for hours trying to figure out how this tragedy happened. you can see officers with flashlights walking up and down the road, combing for clues. all b.p.d. is saying is that their investigation is ongoing. ontrawnl livery incorporated, which owns the bus, says, "we extend our deepest we're cooperating withs be police and will provide officials with anything they need to investigate this tragic accident. our driver was questioned by boston police briefly as per protocol before he was released and sent home." so far no charges have been filed. there is no word yet on the injured person's condition. right now police are searching for the suspects after three people are shot in dorchster. it happened saturday night on westview street. the victims were taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.
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>> sarah: happening today, a dorchester man is s.e.c. to be arraigned after police say he exposed himself in a women's bathroom at the back bay mbta station. investigators say the man entered the restroom saturday morningen transit officers later arrested him. the man accused of committing a crime spree in worcester will be back in court today. 35-year-old antonio damon will face a judge for a dangerousness hearing. police say damon this month. he's accused of raping a woman and sexually assaulting another. >> ryan: new details on the investigation into a young woman killed in princeton. the tips he poured in as police continue searching for her killer. according to the "boston globe," state police have received around 900 tips into vanessa marcotte's death. the 27-year-old was killed two weeks ago and dumped in the woods. right now police do not have any suspects. two young children are
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investigators say a by and girl were at a birthday party saturday night when they were found unresponsive in the water. two nurses pulled them out this morning. both kids are in critical can be. >> sarah: also this morning, a big snake slithering its way through maine. police say someone found what looks like a ten to 15-foot snakeskin in westbook on saturday. investigators took the skin to see what type of snake it is and whether it poses a risk to the public. >> ryan: aerosmith's steventy decision to alter his hand gesture in front of this hollywood studio attraction. the marshfield native responded to the change by posting this picture on twitter in a video that has played at the attraction for 17 years, tyler was shown flashing a gesture, which had a sexual connotation, but disney has digitally altered that video. it now shows tyler holding up four fingers. times are changing. >> sarah: got to watch out for
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still ahead, insight into what may have caused prince's drug overdose. >> ryan: and what police know about the gunman who opened fire at a house party. >> sarah: and talk about good timing. a memorable moment in a world series little league game. >> chris: wild weather. tornado warnings between 3:00 and 4:00 a.m. strongest storms down across the cape from chatham to nantucket. we'll talk more on what to expe weather ahead coming up. >> danielle: good morning. we're seeing some of that damage on the secondary roads this morning. the main roads in good shape minus some stop-and-go traffic. give yourself some extra time this morning. the "t" and commuter rail running on schedule.
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>> chris: 5:41 on this monday morning. severe weather overnight and early this morning across portions of metrowest. right now no warnings in place. we're tracking some stronger thunderstorms across cape cod, especially from chatham up to provincetown as well as over to
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so as far as southeastern mass, active for next couple hours. otherwise low humidity, a breeze kicks in and sunshine returns. tomorrow morning temperatures back into the 50s for the start. okay, trending today, people visit disney world in the future and could soon have the chance to engage in real-life lightsaber battles. disney has applied for a patent for the lightsabers. they would transfer infrared light giving and feel. no word on when the "star wars" theme park will be finished. >> sarah: johnson iowa will be looking for a win in the world series as a team honors a player's mother. j.t. garcia's mom is battling cancer. she was getting interviewed during friday's game when j.c. hit a home run. the entire memorable moment was all caught on camera. what a moving moment. >> ryan: love that.
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>> sarah: the national weather service head end to con tornado today after severe storms rolled through the area overnight. here's a live look at the damage people in concord are waking up to. a mess out there right now. it's 5:46. we'll have everything you need the know and go coming up. >> ryan: here's what you need to know and go today. chris lambert. >> chris: storms still across southeastern mass, especially across the outer cape, over to nantucket. no warnings in place right now. that wasn't the story early this morning. a tornado warning out through middlesexnt marlborough out through concord between 3:00 and 4:00 a.m. right now the the heaviest storms extending from provincetown to chatham over to nantucket. you're in and out as this channel moisture continues to lift off to the north. steady rain across buzzards bay. you get into the city of boston west. all is quiet right now. you want to take it back to about 3:00 a.m. you can see this cell on the back side of the line of thunderstorms. that went through marlborough, concord and then off to the north and to the east. at this time, close to 3:00, this back side of the cell
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it, and you can see that with the little bit of a notch, a little bit of a hook coming on down, but also in the velocity scan. we have that green and red together. that will continue the journey from sudbury and concord. you can see on that cell that you notch that hook trying to get going over concord. when you combine that with the velocity scan, we saw that rotation. that's the reason why the national weather service put out some tornado warnings. one around 3:00 and the second one at 3:30 to 4:00. the concord areae the national weather service looked for straight line wind damage or because of that rotation, the possibility of a brief tornado that touched down. we'll wait the find out the results of that later this morning. otherwise quiet weather. not much going on to the west of us. that he humidity, comfortable air mass moving in as we speak. dew points drop into the low 60s in worcester county down to 62347 boston. shift high humidity across the cape and the islands within the next few hours. very quiet weather across the midwest.
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high pressure settling on in. even a touch of fall showing up overnight tonight. a few of the suburbs down into the upper 40s and lower 50s. so very comfortable start tomorrow. bone-dry humidity tuesday into wednesday. warmer thursday, friday. isolated storm friday, but much of the seven-day forecast dry. >> sarah: we have team 7 coverage of this severe weather. crews are making their way out. >> concord is one of the areas hardest hit by these storms. jennifer eagan is there live th jen? >> jennifer: ryan, good morning. this is some of the most significant damage we've seen so far this morning. there was a tree uprooted in front of this person's home. it's resting on some power lines. the private light department here in concord, concord municipal light, they've been on scene this morning. concord fire and police are here, as well. no reports of any injuries from the damage around here in concord. from what we understand from the national weather service, concord and marlborough
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storms. they put out a list of some of the damage in the area, things like trees down in the area and damage to telephone poles, as well. we've seen the homeowner. they've been out in their front yard earlier this morning. again, concord fire and police on scene, we expect the hear an update from them shortly about what has been going on in town. but quite a bit of clean-up here. we expect that the national weather service will be here at some point later this morning. they will be s what kind of storms move through here. live in concord this morning, jennifer eagan, 7news "today in new england." >> ryan: there are reports of damage across several towns. >> sarah: crews, of course, cleaning up. let's end it out to 7's. >> kris: live in marlborough. how are things looking there, kris? >> kris: sarah, we were over on curtis street earlier. we've moved over to walker street where there is an even bigger problem, literally. take a look over my shoulder. the crews are cleaning up about a 120-foot section of pine tree
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here's the good news. there is no structural damage. didn't hit any cars or any houses that they know of at this point. the bad news is it is covering the roads, so they need to move in and clear that out, and it also took down some power lines, so at its peak around 3:00 a.m., there are about 1,500 to 2,000 people without power that has since shrunk big time now. it's just small, isolated pockets of power outages. they quickly restored electricity to most of the houses around walker street. mao the crews are waiting off to thid get that 120-foot pine tree that crashed across the roadway removed so they can get this road back open. we'll bring you an update on 7news "today in new england." that's the latest in marlborough. kris anderson, 7news "today in new england." >> sarah: time now for fast track traffic with danielle gersh. >> danielle: thanks, sarah. good morning, everyone. not even 6:00 a.m. we're watching a few accidents already. here's the expressway this morning. we're seeing that stop and go traffic. not seeing any major storm
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but in secondary roadways definitely seeing some issues. let's go to the maps. one of the accidents is northbound on the expressway at savin hill. that's slowing down your commute. also slow around the braintree split this morning. route 3, 24 and 895 not looking too bad. we're watching an accident, and this is 495 northbound at the pike. a big rig heading into town on the pike. no other issues. then on route 1, this is northbound here watching another accident at webster avenue. let's check those drive times if the door this morning. already 20 minutes braintree to boston, northbound on the expressway. 12 minutes into town on the pike from 18. no delays there. 93 southbound, 128 to the zakim bridge, also 12 minutes. both the "t" and commuter rail running on schedule this morning. back to you, guys. >> ryan: right now police in connecticut are searching for two suspects who shot up a house party. investigators say two gunmen opened fire in the backyard. 13 people were shot. right now one woman is in critical condition. the other victim suffered non-life-threatening injuries.
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>> sarah: a race to the rescue to save several people from a sinking boat off of martha's vineyard. coast guard officials say the boat started taking on water sunday morning because it had a cracked hull. the coast guard sent a boat and helicopter to rescue the six people on board and they were also able to tow the boat to shore. thankfully no one was hurt. >> ryan: new this morning, pills found in prince's mansion after his death have been misladies and gentlemenned. >> sarah: that's according to the "minnesota sr knowledge close to the investigation. according to the source, the pills marked as hydrocodone actually contained another open owed fentanyl. the source say prince had so much of the drug in his system that he had no chance or surviving. prince passed away in april at the age of 57. an autopsy showed he died of an accidental fentanyl overdose. the report does not say how the singer obtained that painkiller. according to the newspaper, investigators are leaning toward the theory that prince did not
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fentanyl. >> ryan: new details now. turkey's president says the young suicide bomber affiliated with isis killed at a deadly wedding attack saturday night. at least 50 people were killed and dozens of others injured in the blast which took place during a wedding party. it's not known if the wedding was targeted. police say a mother and her six-year-old son in florida when the mother lost control of the car and went over a concrete barrier. you can see the car over the overpasses. rescue crews used ropes to pull the mother and child to safety. the driver has been charged with reckless driving. >> sarah: hyundai and mitsubishi are recalling thousands of cars. hyundai is recalling more than 64,000 elantras from the 2013 model year due to a brake pedal issue. the pedal stopper can deteriorate, which means the transmission could shift out of park without any pressure being applied to the brake.
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to a problem that can delay acceleration in certain driving conditions. the average price of gasoline in the u.s. has slightly increased over the past two weeks up to $2.17 per gallon, only an increase of about half a cent. it's still 54 cents lower than it was at this time last year. according to triple-a, the average price here in massachusetts is around $2.13. >> ryan: in 7 health cast, experts are recommending a new way for pediatricians to fight opioid addiction in young adults. they say a pediatrician should be able to prescribe medication to treat addiction and build long-term sobriety. opioid use punks teens and young adults has grown in the last 25 years. the american academy of pediatricians recommends that parents focus on things like positive body image and having family meals rather than
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singer miranda lambert has accepted the proposal of a young fan. she says a six-year-old boy named sebastian recently proposed to her. at you can see, he even gave her a ring. lambert said yes, but only on the condition that he wait 25 years. she posted these pictures on instagram on sunday. lamb berlt -- lamb ber is currently dating singer anderson eates. no big deal. >> sarah: when you're in love, chris. >> chris: 25 years. how many times do i have to wait? holy cow. well worth the wait, right? scattered showers and storms still out there this morning. mainly across the cape and the islands. no severe weather right now. no warnings in place. the storms ending with sunshine. low humidity gets ushered in. 76 in worcester hills. 80 in boston. 84 across southeastern mass. very little rain in the forecast.
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the summer rolls on with the dryness that we've had. >> ryan: another hour of 7news "today in new england" straight ahead. breaking news coverage has the weather continues. our team of reporters scattered across the hardest-hit areas. a live look at the damage since 1961, pearle vision has provided the neighborhood with expert eye care. that was dr. stanley pearle's vision and we still proudly carry on his legacy. today, doctors like lisa hamilton perform eye exams that can help detect diabetes. because we care for you... and your eyes. this is genuine eye care,
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>> sarah: breaking news from overnight. severe weather tearing across the region. tornado warnings for several bay state towns. we're live with the damage. >> ryan: also detectives scouring awich home after a woman is found dead inside. >> sarah: new cameras prompting privacy concerns.
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international incident at the olympics in rio. >> this is 7news "today in new england." >> sarah: breaking news at:00. you're taking a live look at the damage caused by severe storms in marlborough this morning. the thunderstorms led to tornado warnings to the west and the north of boston. >> ryan: there are trees down and power outages. we're also expecting a news conference from the concord fire department at any moment right now. first let's look at chris lambert, who has been tracking this all morning long. what's the latest? that started out of marlborough area. we went through concord and through sudbury, as well. most of the damage marlborough into concord. on the back side of that cell, strong winds lost as well as rotation. it's possible that a tornado did touch down. national weather service going to head out there later this morning to determine whether it's straight-line winds or tornado. we had the rotation on the radar. right now the weather is quiet. boston points west, we're in the clear. we still have system rain down through plymouth county along the coastline enter buzzards
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downpours rolling through truro all the way down into new england and chatham, as well. we'll keep an eye on these storms. most of your thunderstorm washings or tornado warnings in place as of now. in the wake of this line of storms working on through, we increase the sunshine. we lower the humidity. and it's going the feel nice outside this afternoon. a little northwesterly wind will be gusty. but temperatures overall running close to 80 degrees. some very pleasant weather settling on in for several days to come. more on that forecast ahead these storms is marlborough where we find kris anderson. >> kris: ryan, the national weather service will be out here in the marlborough area surveying the damage to figure out if it was was a tornado that ripped through here. take a look at walker street. about a 120-foot section of a giant pine tree came crashing down. it is now covering the roads. the work crews are back there now trying to get it sawed away and dragged away so they can open up the roadways.
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tree came crashing down, they took out some power lines some 2:30, 3:00 a.m., almost 3,000 people were without power in the marlborough area. they've that are rung its down a bit because work crews are working to restore power, so it's a small section, units without electricity at this point while they work the try to restore it to the last few, but again, they're trying to get this tree removed so national grid can come in and fix the power lines and get that done. good news here, it doesn't appear that there are any damages to any homes or cars or any structures. least at this point. but again, national weather service will be out here to take a look an see if it because microburst, some straight-line winds or a tornado that touched down here in the marlborough area. that's the latest here in marlborough, kris anderson, 7news "today in new england." >> sarah: thanks, kris. we'll head back over the concord now. you see this massive tree that has come down in this yard because of this storm. let's send it out to jen eagan with the very latest on how things are looking there. jen? >> jennifer: sarah, good
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anyone in concord. we just spoke to the fire chief a few moments ago. he says the power lines in town that you can see that are affected right now, they may still be charged. so you certainly want to be very careful if you're anywhere in town and you see a downed power line in concord. there is significant damage here on hawthorne lane. obviously the tree in this person's front yard was uprooted. again, resting on those power lines. the chief telling us a few moments ago there was also significant damage on lexington road. thatdb they're out with the daylight just getting their first real look at the damage in town. he was telling us that there were no injuries from a storm that rolled through here overnight, but there is some damage to some of the homes here. he said probably half dozen homes at least that they know of so far were affected by the storm. and again, power affected in town, as well. concord has its own private light department. concord municipal light. he said right now they're going through and trying to shut off
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areas, but it's not work that's been completed yet. you want to make sure you're very careful if you see any downed power lines in concord. no injuries from this storm that came through here overnight, the national weather service said that concord and marlborough were the towns most affected by the storms that came through. they will likely be out in the area later today, assessing the damage, and trying to determine exactly what kind of storm came through this area. live in concord this morning, jennifer eagan, 7news "today in new england." >> sarah: all right. time now for fast track traffic. how are the roads looking, danielle? >> danielle: the secondary roads seeing some of that damage, but as far as the main roadway, we aren't seeing any downed trees. but there are quite a few accidents to talk about. the expressway looks like a parking lot this morning. not helping that is an accident northbound at savin hill there slowing things down. south of town, some yellow on route 24. so things slow and go.
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we're watching an accident, 495 northbound at the pike. there's a jackknifed truck on the ramp there, and then in needham, not on the pike but on 128 northbound at highland avenue, another disabled truck causing some back-up there. route 1 northbound, another accident near webster avenue. but heading into town on 93 southbound, we're not seeing any major issues there. let's check those drive times if you're getting ready to head out the door. 24 minutes on the expressway already. braintree to boston, 12 minutes into town on the pike from 128. 93 southboun28 bridge, just 13 minutes. not too bad there this morning. both the "t" and commuter rail running on schedule. back to you, guys. >> sarah: we're following breaking news. a man is recovering after getting dpraized by a bullet in china town earlier this morning. the shooting happened essex and kingston streets around 3:00 a.m. no arrests have been made. >> ryan: right now the mysterious death of a woman in winchester is under investigation. police spending hours at her home combing for clues. detectives taking evidence from
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there, a story reported first on 7. john cuoco live on the scene with the latest. >> john: sarah, police are still working this case. they were here on seaboard at this house until late last night. neighbors are shocked and saddened by the news. investigators inside a home on edgewater place in winchester. the middlesex district attorney's office says an elderly woman was found unresponsive here at around 2:00 p.m. sunday afternoon. the district attorney's office sa leahy clinic where she was pronounced dead. according to neighbors, the two people who live in the home are a married couple both in their 70s. >> they were lovely, lovely. i was surprised because it was just very, very... a lovely couple that were great neighbors over the years. >> john: state and local police spent hours at the house
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>> they were very close, a nice family. >> john: last night the d.a.'s office says they were holding back on releasing any more information information they can notify the family. live in winchester, john cuoco, 7news "today in new england." >> sarah: new this morning, the new system to collect tolls on i-90 is almost set to go online, but one feature is set with controversy. the electronic tolling system will allow police to know when certain cars drive underneath the tolls on the mass transportation officials say the technology will only be used in emergency situations, like an amber alert. the aclu is concerned this could lead the privacy issues. >> ryan: president obama is set to visit flood-ravaged louisiana. he returned to the white house after spending two weeks on martha's vineyard. while in louisiana he's expected to meet with officials to discuss how the federal government can assist those affected by flooding. that flooding has been blamed for 13 deaths in louisiana.
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damaged. one family returned home over the weekend after being forced to leave last monday. >> it happened fast. it's sad. you do what you got to do. we saved a lot. >> ryan: the red cross says the flooding in louisiana is the nation's worst disaster since hurricane sandy. >> sarah: in the race for the white house, cher offers some star power to democratic nominee hillary clinton's provincetown over the weekend. the singer headlined the event which was held sunday at the pilgrim monument. a group of people gathered outside in a show of support for clinton. the campaign for republican nominee donald trump may be shifting on the key issue of immigration. after meeting with with his newly formed group of hispanic advisers, trump may be reconsidering his stance to deport millions of illegal immigrants.
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broaden his appeal to bring in new voters. >> ryan: swimmer ryan lochte has apologized for exaggerating details about a robbery claim. the 32-year-old initially said he and his teammates were robbed at gunpoint. but brazilian police say the swimmers vandalized a gas station bathroom and guards confronted them moments later. >> i'm embarrassed. for myself, my family, especially those swimming, the whole olympic games, everyone watching. and it's just... i was immature, and i made a stupid mistake. >> ryan: the i.o.c. and u.s.a. swim willing determine whether the swimmers will face fines or even suspensions. still ahead, a party bus takes a tragic turn. how a woman was killed and another injured in east boston.
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the ceremony with some of our favorite athletes. >> ryan: and the final day of the olympics not without controversy. why coaches were undressing in protest. >> sarah: and damage left behind by thunderstorms that moved through our area overnight and early this morning. >> chris: still tracking a few of those showers and storms. no warnings out right now, but a couple downpours rolling through the cape and the islands. at this point we start the quiet
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>> ryan: good morning. it's 6:13. you're watching sky7. you see multiple trees down
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there. she tells us a lot of trees are down, power lines are down and the fire department is warning people to not go outside right away, be sure to check to make sure you don't have any power lines down because some of those power lines could still be active as we look toward these dramatic pictures from sky7. >> sarah: amazing to see those trees down. i feel like when it came through overnight and early this morning, it was fast and furious. >> chris: it was. a lot of wind speed aloft driving some of these storms through. despite it not being during this afternoon, the day teem heating, the wind profile with the coming in place, and as well as the churning of the winds as you went up on the ground up into the clouds. that helped the location. we had that front driving on through, creating severe storms early this morning. take a look now. we don't have any warnings in place. we still have some storms across the outer cape. substantial showers ongoing down across the cape cod canal. these storms, if you look at this whole thing, there's massive line of downpours that
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back side is one thunderstorm with that rotation that took advantage of the high humidity in place. also these tropical air masses, the clouds tend to be closer to the ground, and that can help produce the rotation down toward the ground because it doesn't have as far to drop from cloud base the ground to get a tornado on the ground. so national weather service will investigate this area from marlborough over to concord of what went on earlier this morning, whether a straight-line wind or tornado damage. but we had the sing chur of rotation from marlborough as well went through about 3:00 until 3:15. had that little notch there, and also had rotation. you can see some of those stronger winds a lot earlier this morning in the concord area. so we'll await the national weather service survey team here to see whether it was a tornado or not. but regardless, we do have some weather quiet eting down, certainly from boston on weather. we're done with the rain entering into a he humidity air mass in place. showers and storms across the cape will be done over next
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dew point down to 58 in jaffrey. so we're getting rid of the high humidity. dew point levels early this morning in the 70s. so a tropical-like feel, but returning the wind out of the west and the wind will be active at times throughout the day. look at this back into the midwest, into the northern plains where the weather is coming from. not much going on some if you have vacation plans, very stormy, but much of this week is quiet. a lot of good afternoons. a little on the cooler side overnight tonight. no qio if there's any risk of a shower or thunderstorm, it will be isolated and not until friday one we get beyond the next couple hours. close to 80. cooler north and west. warmest in southeastern mass this afternoon. tons of sunshine tuesday, wednesday into thursday. isolated storm on friday. >> ryan: already a busy morning for danielle gersh. >> sarah: >> danielle: it's going to be a busy morning. here's the expressway. we're watching several accidents
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to tell you about the accident on savin hill. south of town it doesn't look too bad. let's now head to hopkinton where there is an accident here. this is 495 northbound at the pike. a jackknifed big rig there will cost you about 15 minutes this morning. in needham, a truck and several cars have hit that. that's causing back-up on 128 anybody there at highland avenue. 93 southbound, this accident just happened. this is at 128. two lanes blocked because of that. route 1 northbound, still watching an webster avenue. let's check those drive times if you're getting ready the head out the door. 26 minutes braintree to boston northbound on the expressway. 12 minutes into town on the pike from 128. anded 893 southbound, 128 to the zakim bridge, 16 minutes this morning. the "t" and commutesser rail, both are running on schedule. back to you, guys. >> sarah: the 2016 olympic games are now over. gymnast simone biles served as a flag bearer for trust during last night's closing ceremony in
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game. teammate and needham native aly raisman had fun during sunday's event. she posted this picture on instagram. it shows her enjoying some popcorn. she also posed with some of her silver medal recipients in another picture. and local judo fighter kayla harrison, who won gold in rio, posting this photo on instagram. she wrote the closing ceremony was "so very bittersweet." in the end a dominant performance by team other country. >> ryan: and those medals were piling up until the last minute of action. nancy chen has a recap. >> sarah: before the closing ceremony, there were a few more medals to hand out. it was a strong finish by team u.s.a. on the final day of competition.
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team u.s.a. claiming their third straight gold and all the glory. >> he's going to put it down. >> nancy: the americans in total control on the court. serbia didn't stand a chance. >> i was saying the words, and i stuck with it. we stuck with it. i'm here today. three gold medals later. >> bronze medal point. down the line! >> nancy: call it a comeback. the u.s. men's volleyball team rallying against russia to get the bronze, trailing two sets to one, the team battled back, sending it to a fifth set. with one final spike by matt anderson, they secured their spot on the podium. to the ring, where claressa olympic gold medals. once it was over, the defending olympic champion celebrated with a cartwheel. >> i i want it to be known that i'm not just a great female boxer. i'm one of the great boxers that ever lived. i'm a two-time olympic gold medalist. oh, my god. >> nancy: on the podium, shields proudly pulled her london medal out of her pocket and hung it around her neck with a new one. on the mat, 20-year-old american wrestler kyle snyder took gold in the men's freestyle
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champion in u.s. history. the bronze medal wrestling match was met with a unique protest. >> i've never seen anything like this. >> nancy: after it was ruled the mongolian wrestler lost, two coaches took off their clothing, throwing them to the mat in disgust. as for the united states, we finished first in the medical count with 46 dold medals and 121 overall. in rio, nancy chen, 7news. >> ryan: all right, topsfield's own abbey d'agostino was honored by the i.o.c.over the weekend for her act of selflessness and in tuesday's 5,000 m race. d'agostino was tripped up by new zealand's nikki hamblin. she tore her acl and meniscus, but she helped hamblin get up. both runners were presented with a fair play award. what a great moment at the olympics. >> sarah: team u.s.a. dominating the world with 121 total medals. that's nose ever for a u.s. team in a knob boycotted games. china finishes second with 70.
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>> ryan: can't believe the games are over, but it was amazing. >> sarah: i can't believe how far ahead we were in those medals. still ahead, the coast guard races to the rescue when a boat off of martha's vineyard starts to sink. >> ryan: and get this, a new england town on alert after evidence of a massive snake. >> sarah: let's go back the concord. a live look at the damage there. pretty unbelievable. all the trees that are down. our 7's jennifer eagan is there live. this is on hawthorne street. power lines are still charged there. officials if you live in concord and you're leaving your house this morning.
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>> and now time for 7sports with joe amorosino. >> joe: good morning.
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weekend, excused from the team for a second straight day. the move not related to his thumb injury, which is good news for the patriots, but there's also bad news. dion lewis, the patriots' electric running back, will have a second surgery on his left knee after tearing his acl back on november 8th, lewis has been on the physically unable to perform list to start training camp. csn new england's tom kern reporting the procedure does not involve the acl or other ligaments. the recovery timetable is expected to be somewhere in the 8 to 10 weeks area. news on the offensive line not encouraging either. right tackle sebastian vollm likely headed to injured reserve. he's been on the pup list with an undisclosed injury. vollmer had shoulder surgery during the off season. multiple reports indicate it's an issue with his hip that could lead him to being placed on the i.r.. red sox in detroit. eduardo rodriguez a it will -- a late scratch, still dealig with a hamstring injury. henry owens call up from pawtucket, and greeted rudely by
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two three-run home runs. the tigers put up a five spot in the third inning. the red sox only offensive bright spot on the day came courtesy of andrew benintendi. he blasts his first career home run, a two-run shot, but it's not enough. the tigers win it 10-5, earning a split in the four-game series. red sox open up another four-game series in tampa tonight with david price on the mound. that's sports. i'm joe amorosino. have a great day. >> ryan: it's 6:26. people in tornado warning early this morning. concord and marlborough some of the hardest-hit areas. >> sarah:>> chris: we're in marh where the national weather service will be out here later today to figure out if this damage was indeed caused by a tornado. we'll have a look at some of this damage when we come back. introducing dunkin's new cold brew coffee, steeped slowly in cold water for small batches
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>> ryan: breaking news overnight. severe tornado warnings for several bay state towns. >> sarah: also a deadly drive for a party bus in boston. how two women were struck by the vehicle. >> ryan: and a warning for maine residents. the new england river where this giant snakeskin with was found. -- was found. >> this is 7news "today in new england." >> ryan: well, people in middlesex county waking up to downed trees and power lines after strong storms struck early this morning. live pictures here from sky7 over concord. you can lines down. good morning. i'm ryan schulteis in for christa delcamp. >> sarah: and i'm sarah french. we have live team coverage of the damage done in the metrowest area. we have kris anderson out there and jennifer eagan. but first, let's sidney it over to chris lambert with more on this tornado warning we had this morning, chris. >> chris: a couple warnings between 3:00 and 4:00 a.m. in middlesex county. it started out nearly marlborough. it had rotation to it. from marlborough, sudbury and concord.
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no warnings in place. we have some showers an even some embedded downpours across the cape and the islands. we're done. we're watching this system, just a couple hours more of rain from nantucket over to hyannis and provincetown before we get some drier air. once we get into the dry air, you know, it's drier air as far as the eye can see on a lot of these maps. a lot more dry weather and low humidity that will start to work on in for the next several days. 68 in boston. 62 in worce. a lot of low thiewmedty working into the west. dew points into new york. down into the 50s. 40s and 450s dew point wise this afternoon. real comfortable stuff. even a taste of fall overnight tonight. we'll talk more on that in the seven-day forecast coming up. >> ryan: extensive damage in several areas in concord. a team of reporters covering that clean-up. our team 7 coverage begins with jennifer eagan who is live in concord. a warning for residents, there right, jennifer?
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concord or passing through at some point later today. we spoke to the fire chief a few moments ago. he was saying some of the power lines you see affected by this storm right now may still be charged. there is a private light department here in concord. concord municipal light. right now they're in the process of going through and trying to shut off the power to these power lines. but again, if you see any downed power lines while you're out, particularly this morning, you're going to want to be aware there may still be electricity going to those. we're here right now. a tree came down in a person's from the yard here. we just spoke to the woman who was home at the time. her name is jenna milk nicholas. she tells us the storm rolled through in just about three minutes. it was very intense, trees coming down in the front yard and the backyard, as well. the fire chief telling us there significant damage right concentrated in this area. he also mentioned lexington road, which is right down the street from where we are. from what we understand, that road is impassable this morning
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they've been getting out and getting their first real look at the damage. they know of at least six homes with dang to them, no reports of any injuries, though, so that's the good news. and the chief urging people to stay home today if they can. they sent out a reverse 911 to all residents in town, telling them about the damage throughout the town. from what we understand, the national weather service should be out here later today to assess the damage. and try and determine exactly what kind of storm came through here. live in concord this morning, jennifer eagan, 7news "today in new england." >> jennifer: thanks, jen. another area hit in marlborough. home owners waking up to damage. that's where we find 7's kris anderson with more. kris? >> kris: sarah, good morning. we're waking up to damage with the south of chainsaws. we hear them working behind me on walker street in marlborough where crews are trying to remove a section, about a 120-foot section of pine trees that came crashing down around 2:30, 3:00 a.m. and blocked the road.
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structural damage to any homes or the any vehicles and no injuries, but it came crashing down with those storms rolled through early this morning. national weather service, general just mentioned, will be in the concord and marlborough area today where they'll try and figure out if it was a tornado or straight-line winds, a microburst, whatever it was that caused this tree to come crashing down here. we're on curtis street earlier this morning. we saw a similar situation where trees came down. knocked out some power lines. here on walker street, it did take dow well. the contractor crews are here cleaning up, trying to get all of the debris removed. national grid is also here so they can move in and fix the power lines and get power restored to the few remaining houses. 2,500 to 3,000 people in this marlborough area were without power. but it appears most of it has been restored and they want the get the tree removed so they can restore the power to the final few people here waking up this morning after a rough and tumble night with mother nature decided to come roaring through. again, national weather service
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that's the latest in marlborough, kris anderson, 7news "today in new england." >> ryan: let's get a check on traffic now. here's danielle gersh. >> danielle: thanks, ryan. 93 southbound at 128 in woburn. this is our newest accident. the two left lanes are blocked here. we're still watching an accident northbound on route 1. this is near western avenue. the expressway, we have an accident northbound at savin hill. the expressway is a slow drive from braintree to boston.?we're. this i 495 northbound at the pike, and then in needham here, several disabled vehicles, this is 128 northbound at highland avenue. so definitely give yourself some extra time if you're getting ready to head out the door this morning. back to you, guys. >> ryan: also this morning, a deadly drive in east boston under investigation. one person dead after a tragic accident involving a party bus. a second person was hurt and sent to the hospital. now we're hearing from that bus
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in a south boston community sunday morning after a party bus and a person somehow collide. boston police say they got a 911 call around 2:00 a.m. with reports of two people hurt along the highway. but by the time police arrived, one of those two victims was dead. the other hurt and rushed to the hospital. investigators closed down the road for hours trying to figure out how this tragedy happened. you can see officers with flashlights walking up and down the road, combing for clues. all b.p.d. is saying is that their investigation is ongoing. entourage livery incorporated, which owns the bus, says, "we to the families of the victims. we're cooperating withs be police and will provide officials with anything they need to investigate this tragic accident. our driver was questioned by boston police briefly as per protocol before he was released and sent home." so far no charges have been filed. there is no word yet on the injured person's condition. >> sarah: a race to the rescue to safely several people from a sinking boat off of martha's vineyard. coast guard officials say the boat started taking on water sunday morning because it had a cracked hull. the coast guard sent a boat and
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people on board. they were also sable to tow the boat to shore. no one was hurt. a big snake slithering its way through maine. police say someone found what looks like a ten to 15-foot snakeskin in westbrook on saturday. investigators took the skin to see what type of snake it is and whether it poses a risk to the public. no thank you. >> ryan: curl up. you're not interested in seeing that snake. >> sarah: can you imagine? get me out of here. >> meaghan: as quick as possible. up sweet emotion after a theme park changes one of his signature hand gestures. >> sarah: plus new details on the gesture found in prince's home. why investigators say the pop icon may not have known what he was actually taking. >> ryan: and we are staying on top of breaking news, widespread damage in concord and marlborough after strong storms tear through the two towns. the national weather service hit the ground to investigate later
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>> ryan: a report says pills found in prince's mannion found after his death were misladies and gentlemenned. the pills marked as hydrocodone contained another opioid fentanyl.
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system, he had no chance of surviving. investigators leaning toward the theory that prince did not know the pills contained fentanyl. doctors in india with a shock find after they removed 40 knives from the man's stomach. they think he has a taste for metal. the patients swallowed those knives over the course of two months. the knives are about seven inches long. that's unbelievable. >> sarah: wow. okay. moving o tyler doesn't seem the like disney's decision to finally alter his hand gesture from his hollywood studio attraction. the marshfield native responded to the change by posting this picture on twitter. in a video that has played at the attraction for 17 years, tyler was shown flashing a gesture which has a sexual connotation. but business dmi finally decided to digitally alter that video and now it shows tyler holding up four fingers. >> ryan: times are a-changing.
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disney world. >> sarah: after 17 years maybe opinion finally noticed it. >> ryan: interesting questions from the kids. move on. >> sarah: what's this mean? >> ryan: breaking news, assessing the damage from those severe storms. dangerous live power lines laying across streets and the mess in metrowest this morning. >> reporter: we're live in concord this morning. where that overnight storm left behind some serious damage. power lines could be live.
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>> it's 6:45, time the know and go. >> reporter: breaking news. strong storms sweeping across the bay state. damage seen in concord. >> kris: and clean-up is under way in marlborough. >> plus a search for clues after a woman is found dead in now police want to know what happened. >> sarah: all right. it's time no know and go. we have all your day's top stories coming up. here's chris lambert with a check of the forecast. chris, you've had a busy morning. >> chris: very busy this morning and late last night, ryan. this storm prompted a tornado warning through marlborough and concord. much of middlesex county between warnings between 3:00 and 4:00 a.m. that storm having strong rotation with it. it had damage coming out of concord and marlborough, as wellful right now no warnings in
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severe weather. i consider to be on the dry side from boston out through worcester. i continue to see heavier rain extending from chatham over toward nantucket. i'll get the tropical downpours out of that. many towns picking up a half inch to an inch of water overnight. that's going to be all. you can see tournament mass pike through the new york thruway, quiet weather off to the west of us. lower humidity working in from the west, as well. temperatures down into the low 60s in the worcester hills. 68 in the city of boston. warmth and humidity for the cape. that's not going theas look at the dew point drop, though. we're down into the lower 50s across vermont. 59 in albany and new york. we have this lower humidity working on in, bit of a breeze picking up, mix and sun and clouds through the day. mid-70s in worcester hills. 80 in boston. 84 south of the city. high pressure building in. this will set up shop and protect us with any rain over next several days. overnight tonight, some of the suburbs climb down into that upper 40s and lower 50s. upper 50s into the city of
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close until friday with just an isolated storm. don't think it will be all that widespread, so much of this week once again rain-free. >> sarah: this morning some neighborhoods in concord, massachusetts, are just starting to clean up live pictures show that storm uprooted trees, brought down wires, just a mess there. we have a team of reporters covering the clean-up. 7's jennifer eagan begins our team 7 coverage live in concord. morning. an important update and warning for anyone in concord, particularly this morning. the fire chief is warning residents that any downed power lines they see could still be live. concord has a private light department, concord municipal light is going through and trying the shut off the charge to any of these downed power lines, but the chief wants anyone to be aware, there still could be electricity forcing through them. there was significant damage here on hawthorne lane. you can see that there was a tree that came down in this person's front yard.
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home at the time. she said the storm was very intense for about three minutes. it rolled through. trees came down in the front yard and also in the back. and the chief telling us that not too far from here, lexington road, also saw significant damage from what we understand, that street is impassable right now. with the benefit of daylight, they've been getting out and surveying the damage in town. they expect there to be quite a bit of clean-up. they're warning are residents to stay home if they can. we spoke with home at the house along hawthorne lane. she told us what the storm was like. >> i heard like lightning and crashing and i ran to the other side of the house. and through the back. and it had like broken down the porch. and all the trees were sort of falling. >> reporter: again, the fire chief warning residents that any downed power lines could still be live. from what we understand, the national weather service should be out here some time later
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damage and determine what kind of storm this was. we're live in concord this morning. jennifer eagan, 7news "today in new england." >> ryan: thanks so much, jennifer inch marlborough there are reports of several trees down here. kris anderson live in marlborough with more on the dang. we heard the chainsaws. very active morning out there, kris. >> kris: they don't need an alarm clock here on walker street. those chainsaws very active this morning. chris lambert mentioned the hook and the rotation. we saw the rain out of these night. take a look behind me, an you'll see some of the damage left behind. now the national weather service will come in later today and determine if that rotation that caused the damage when those storms rolled through is part of a tornado. or if it was straight-line winds or some sort of microburst system. crews are here working. they are trying to get the contractor crews, they're trying to get the tree cleared away so national grid can come in and get the power lines fixed. at its peak, 2,500 to 3,000
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many in marlborough. that's since subsided. they have most of the power back up. there is a small pocket of people who don't have electricity this morning, primarily here on walker street where they're trying to get the tree removed and get the power lines back up. but again, national weather service will be out here to figure out what the situation is. walker street is closed. so if you are in this area this morning, be aware of that as you head out this morning. that's the latest live in marlborough, kris anderson, 7news "today in new england." >> sarah: breaking news, police rush to the scene of a serious crash in it handed on high street. you can see a car heavily damaged. there's no word yet on the cause of the crash or whether anyone was hurt. also breaking, crews are working to remove a tracker trailer from 495 in hopkinton. as you can see, the tractor-trailer went off the road early this morning. thankfully no one was hurt. drivers are encouraged to expect delays in the area. time now for another look at the roads with danielle gersh.
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monday. this is that crash in hopkinton. the delays are 15 minutes headed up to the pike on 495 northbound. the crash is on the ramp. we're also watching this crash in needham. a truck actually caused several cars to be disabled from this. this is traffic backed up all the way to route 95 there on 128 northbound. we had an accident on 93 southbound right here that actually just cleared. so from about wilmington into boston, you're crawling on 93 southbound. route 1 didn't look too bad. braintree to boston, northbound hour. we had an earlier crash that actually did clear. route 24 northbound, stop and go from brockton up to 128. also slow on route 3 northbound from weymouth to the braintree split. let's check those drive times if you're getting ready the head out the door. 26 minutes to half an hour on the expressway. 13 minutes into town on the pike from 128. that's not too bad. half an hour on 93 southbound, 128 to the zakim bridge. if you're taking the "t" or commuter rail, both are running on schedule. back to you, guys.
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grazed by a bullet in chinatown early this morning. the shooting happened at essex and kingston streets about 3:00 a.m. no arrests have been made. >> sarah: police combing for clues in the deaths of a woman in winchester. detectives collecting evidence at her home. >> ryan: neighbors on that quiet street say a husband and wife live. there john cuoco on the scene with much more. >> ryan, police are still working this case. they were here on scene at this house until lateas neighbors shocked and saddened i by the news. the middlesex district attorney's office says an elderly woman was found unresponsive here around 2:00 sunday afternoon. ?the district attorney's office says the woman was taken to leahy clinic where she was pronounced dead. according to neighbors, the two people who live in the home are married couple, both in their 70s. state and local police spent hours at the house searching for any and all evidence focusing on the area around a front window. the district attorney's office is calling this an open investigation.
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on releasing any more information until they can notify the family. live inwich, john cuoco, 7news "today in new england." >> sarah: new this morning the new system to collect tolls on i-90 is almost set to go online, but one future is being met with controversy. according to the "globe," the electronic tolling system will allow police to know when certain cars drive underneath tolls on the mass pike. transportation officials say the technology will only be used in emergency situations like an amber alert. but could lead to privacy issues. take a look at this. a shark spotted off the cape. the atlantic shark conservancy posted this picture on twitter, showing a white shark swimming closer to the shore over the weekend. the group says the number of shattering sightings near the beach have increased in recent days. >> ryan: turning now to the race for the white house, cher offered some star power to hillary clinton in provincetown over the weekend. the singer headlined an event held sunday at the pilgrim
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republican nominee donald trump may be shifting on the key issue of immigration. after meeting with his newly formed group of hispanic advisers, trump may reconsider his stance to deport millions of illegal immigrants. >> sarah: patriots' quarterback tom brady won't be at practice today. the team excused brady from today's session. he was also able to skip yesterday's practice. the absences are apparently not related to brady's thumb injury. running back dion lewis will be out longer than expected. he's said he tore his acl last november. but according to csn, the procedure will not involve any ligaments. recovery time is expected the last between eight to ten weeks. >> ryan: swimmer ryan lochte has apologized for exaggerating details about his alleged robbery claim. the 32-year-old additionally said he and teammates were robbed at gunpoint last week. but brazilian police say the
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station bathroom and guards confronted them a moment later. >> i'm embarrassed. for myself, my family, especially those guys, u.s.a. swimming, the whole olympic games, everyone watching. it's just... i was immature and i made a stupid mistake. >> ryan: so the i.o.c. and u.s.a. swimming will determine whether the swimmers will face fines or even suspensions. >> sarah:he games are now over. gymnast simone biles served as a flag bearer for the u.s. during last night's closing ceremony in rio. biles won four gold medals and also earned a bronze during the game. teammate and needham native aly raisman had some fun during sunday's event. she posted this picture on instagram. it shows her enjoying some popcorn. she also posed with fellow silver medal recipients in another photo, as well. >> christa: a busy morning out
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damaging some areas. ism fast and fiewrpious, chris, definitely. >> chris: between 3:00 and 3:30, you see some of those trees sheered. the wind took the leaves right off and snapped branches. a tornado warning from 3:00 until 3:30 over concord. most of the severe weather was 3:00, 3:30. storms entering. looker -- lower humidity and quiet weather over next few days. quiet weath shop. a taste of september. upper 40s and low 50s. very quiet weather. not much rain. >> ryan: a taste of september. she loves fall. >> sarah: love september. yeah. the "today show" is straight ahead. thanks for joining us, everybody. i'm sarah french. >> ryan: and i'm ryan schulteis. "today in new england" returns at 9:00 with your latest news and weather.
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good morning. it's a wrap. rio throws a massive party to bring the olympic games to a close. five-time medalist simone biles leading team usa after an historic medal haul. another u.s. athlete is still making headlines. ryan lochte opening up in an exclusive interview about that gas station incident he initially described as armed robbery. >> i overexaggerated that story. if i had never done that, we wouldn't be in this mess. >> this morning why lochte and three of his teammates could face more disciplinary action. a softer trump? donald trump's new campaign manager suggests he could be walking back his plan to deport 11 million undocumented

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